Wednesday, August 04

World

Waste Not, Lest You In Turn...

I was just over at Q&O, and in checking my recollection of the history of Charles Martel, I realised something:

In the time since the American War of Independence - since when the United States has had a single, continuous government (setting aside that unpleasantness in the 19th century, which didn't really represent a break in that continuity anyway); in the time since Australia was settled by the British - since when Australia has moved peacefully from being a colony under a British-appointed governor to being an independent, democratic nation; in just over two hundred years France has burned its way through two kingdoms, two empires, an occupation government, and four republics.

Seems wasteful to me.

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1 Or more creative.

Posted by: RP at Wednesday, August 04 2004 02:59 PM (LlPKh)

2 You've forgotten a Consulate, a Directorate, the original Ancien Regime, a Commune, and the odd period of chaos and indeterminacy. But hey, at least before that, they had a thousand years of rule by the inbred alleged descendants of a Jewish prostitute-turned-religious-groupie.

Posted by: Mitch H. at Wednesday, August 04 2004 03:28 PM (5Z3BH)

3 In related news, France surrenders

Posted by: SpaceMonkey at Friday, August 13 2004 03:08 PM (DN55C)

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